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Travel Agent business.
The main requirement for starting a travel agency or starting a business as an independent travel consultant will be to check local regulations in terms of certifications that may be required to operate the business. Additional considerations also include:
*. Operating a general travel agency, or specializing in a particular type of travel.
*. Operating location: storefront or homebased.
*. Target markets: the well-heeled traveler or the budget traveler.
*. Advertising, promotions, and marketing.
The travel industry as a whole is extremely competitive, especially for businesses that operate as general travel agencies. To limit competition it is important to specialize in this industry and seek a niche market.